Bibliography for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Research

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Kabat-Zinn, J.  An out-patient program in Behavioral Medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation:  Theoretical considerations and preliminary results.  Gen. Hosp. Psychiatry (1982) 4:33-47.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L. and Burney, R. The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain. J. Behav. Med. (1985) 8:163-190.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., Burney, R. and Sellers, W.  Four year follow-up of a meditation-based program for the self-regulation of chronic pain:  Treatment outcomes and compliance. Clin.J.Pain (1986) 2:159-173.

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Compliance with an outpatient stress reduction program: rates and predictors of completion.   J.Behav. Med. (1988) 11:333-352.

Ockene, J., Sorensen, G., Kabat-Zinn, J., Ockene, I.S., and Donnelly, G.  Benefits and costs of lifestyle change to reduce risk of chronic disease.  Preventive Medicine, (1988) 17:224-234.

Bernhard, J., Kristeller, J. and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Effectiveness of relaxation and visualization techniques as a adjunct to phototherapy and photochemotherapy of psoriasis. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. (1988) 19:572-73.

Ockene, J.K., Ockene, I.S., Kabat-Zinn, J., Greene, H.L., and Frid, D. Teaching risk-factor counseling skills to medical students, house staff, and fellows. Am. J. Prevent. Med. (1990) 6 (#2): 35-42.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, A.O., Kristeller, J., Peterson, L.G., Fletcher, K., Pbert, L., Linderking, W., Santorelli, S.F.  Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Am. J Psychiatry (1992) 149:936-943.

Miller, J., Fletcher, K. and Kabat-Zinn, J. Three-year follow-up and clinical implications of a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Gen. Hosp. Psychiatry (1995) 17:192-200.

Massion, A.O., Teas, J., Hebert, J.R., Wertheimer, M.D., and Kabat-Zinn, J. Meditation, melatonin, and breast/prostate cancer: Hypothesis and preliminary data. Medical Hypotheses (1995) 44:39-46.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Chapman, A, and Salmon, P. The relationship of cognitive and somatic components of anxiety to patient preference for alternative relaxation techniques. Mind/ Body Medicine (1997) 2:101-109.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Wheeler, E., Light, T., Skillings, A., Scharf, M.S., Cropley, T. G., Hosmer, D., and  Bernhard, J. Influence of a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA) Psychosomat Med (1998) 60: 625-632.

Saxe, G., Hebert, J., Carmody, J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Rosenzweig, P., Jarzobski, D., Reed, G., and Blute, R.  Can Diet, in conjunction with Stress Reduction, Affect the Rate of Increase in Prostate-specific Antigen After Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer?  J. of Urology, In Press, 2001.

(B) Book Chapters & Monographs

Kabat-Zinn, J.  Assessment of body image in chronic pain patients:  The Body Parts Problem Assessment Scale. In:Pain Measurement and Assessment, R. Melzack (Ed.) Raven, New York (1983)  pp. 227-231.

Kabat-Zinn, J. The Sports Performance Factors, Rippe, J. Southmayd, W. Pappas, A., Clark, N, and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Putnam, New York,1986.  Chapters on Flexibility (pp. 96-107) and Mental      Strategies (pp. 126-143).

Santorelli, S.F., "Mindfulness and Mastery in the Workplace: 21 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Workday", Buddhist Peace Fellowship Newsletter, Berkeley, CA, Fall (1987).

Santorelli, S.F. A qualitative case analysis of mindfulness meditation in an outpatient stress reduction clinic and its implications for the development of self-knowledge. Doctoral Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May, 1992.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Psychosocial Factors in Coronary Heart Disease: Their Importance and Management. In  Ockene, IS and Ockene J (Eds) Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, Little Brown, Boston, 1993, pp. 299-333.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness Meditation: Health Benefits of an Ancient Buddhist Practice. In Goleman, D. and  Gurin, J. (eds). Mind/Body Medicine, Consumer Reports Books, Yonkers, NY, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Meditation. In Moyers, B.  Healing and the Mind, Doubleday, NY, 1993, pp. 115-143.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Forward to Choices in Healing, Michael Lerner, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994, pp.xi-xvii.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Forward to Loving Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, Shambhala, Boston, 1995, pp. ix-x.

Santorelli, S.F. " What Does It Mean To Teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In: Indra's Net: The Bulletin of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Network July 1995; Vol.1 Issue 1.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Catalyzing Movement Toward a More Contemplative/Sacred-Appreciating/Non-Dualistic Society. Project on the Contemplative Mind in Society, Williamsburg, MA 01096.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness Meditation. What It Is, What It Isn't, and Its Role in Health Care and Medicine, in Haruki, Y. and Suzuki, M. (eds) Comparative and Psychological Study on Meditation. Eburon, Delft, Netherlands, 1996, pp. 161-170.

Santorelli, S.F. "Qualities and Qualifications for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructors."  In: Indra's Net: The Bulletin of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Network July 1996; Vol. 1 Issue 2.

Santorelli, S.F. "Mindfulness and Mastery in the Workplace: 21Ways to Reduce Stress During the Workday." (revised)  book chapter in Engaged Buddhist Reader, Parallax Press, Berkeley, CA (1996).

Santorelli, S.F. "Gathering Ourselves Together": A Teacher  Development Intensive in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.   In: Indra's Net: The Bulletin of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Network  June 1997; Vol.2  Issue 2.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, A.O., Hebert, J.R., Rosenbaum, E.   Meditation. In Textbook of Psycho-oncology, Jimmie Holland, M.D.(ed). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998, pp. 767-779.

Salmon, P., Santorelli, S., and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Intervention elements promoting high adherence to mindfulness-based stress reduction programs in the clinical behavioral medicine setting. In Handbook for Health Behavior Change, Judith K. Ockene, Ph.D. (ed), Springer, 1998, pp. 239-266.

Santorelli, S.F. "The Program Mandala for the Center for Mindfulness in  Medicine, Health Care, and Society: Clinical and Educational Quadrants." In: Indra's Net: The Bulletin of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Network March 1998 Vol.3 Issue 1.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Indra’s Net at Work: The Mainstreaming of Dharma Practice in Society. In Watson, G., Batchelor, S., and Claxton, G. (Eds). The Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Science, and Our Day-to Day Lives. Rider, 226-249, 1999.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Commentary: Participatory medicine.  In Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2000) Vol. 14, 239-240.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Relman, A., Riley, D., Hosmer, D., Dossey, L., Parsing the data: An examination of a study on meditation and the treatment of psoriasis: A critical exchange.   Advances in Mind-body Medicine Vol.17 pg. 66-77 (2001).

Santorelli, S.F.  The Pull of the Soul Toward the Possible:  The Emerging Vision and Work of The Center For Mindfulness.  Center For Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2001).

Blacker, M. “Meditation” in Holistic Health and Healing, Mary Anne Bright (Ed) F.A. Davis Pub, Philadelphia  (2002)

(C) Books

Kabat-Zinn, J. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body andMind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delacorte, NY 1990
    Editions in German (1991), Japanese (1993), Italian (1993), Korean (1998) and Dutch (2000)

Kabat-Zinn, J. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Hyperion, New York, Jan. 1994
    Editions in England (1994), Germany (1995), France (1996), Spain (1996), Italy (1996), Poland (1996), Viet Nam (1996), Holland (1996), Sweden (1997), Czech Republic (1998), Russia (1998), Israel (1998), Portugal (2000), Brazil (2001).

Blacker, M. "Meditation" in Holistic Health and Healing, Mary Anne Bright (Ed) F.A. Davis Pub, Philadelphia 2002 Heal Thy Self:  Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine  Random House/Bell Tower, 1999
    Editions in Germany (2000) and Holland (2000)

Abstracts and Poster Sessions

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Burney, R.  (1981) The clinical use of awareness meditation in the self-regulation of  chronic pain.   Pain Supplement 1, p.S273 (abs).  Poster presented at III World Congress on Pain, Edinburgh, August, 1981.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., Sellers, W., Brew, M., and Burney, R.  Reproducibility and four year follow-up of a training program in mindfulness mediation for the self-regulation of chronic pain.  Pain Supplement 2 pg.S303 (1984) (abs).Poster presented at IV World Congress on Pain, Seattle, Sept, 1984.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Beall, B. and Rippe, J.  A systematic mental training program based on mindfulness meditation to optimize performance in collegiate and olympic rowers.  Poster presented at VI World Congress in Sport Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 1985.

Bath, J., Alfred, H. Powell, P., Cohen, A., Baker., S. and Kabat-Zinn, J. Patient Education: Relaxation training via videotape reduces cramping in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. Paper presented at APHA, Washington, D.C., Nov.18, 1985.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Goleman, D., and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Relationship of cognitive and somatic components of anxiety and depression to patient preference for alternative relaxation techniques.  Poster presented at SBM, San Francisco, March 1986.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Sellers, W. and Santorelli, S.  Symptom reduction in medical patients following stress management training.  Poster presented at AABT Meetings, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1986.

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Compliance with physician referral for stress management training. Poster presented at AABT Meetings, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1986. 

Kabat-Zinn, J.  Six-month hospital visit cost reductions in medical patients following self-regulatory training.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington D.C. March 22, 1987.

Chapman-Waldrop, A. and Kabat-Zinn, J.  SCL-90-R symptom profiles for seven diagnostic categories of medical patients.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1987.

Chapman-Waldrop, A. and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Patient evaluation of multiple relaxation techniques: relationship to compliance and treatment outcome.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1987.

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Compliance with physician referral for  cognitive/behavioral intervention in chronic pain patients.  Pain Suppl 4, pg. S170 1987.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Tarbell, S., French, C., Santorelli, S., Dubois, J., Curley, F., Pratter, M., and Irwin, R.  Functional status of patients with COPD following a behavioral pulmonary rehabilitation program.  Poster presented at SBM Meetings, Boston, April 29 (1988).

Frid, D., Ockene, J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Tarbell, S., and Doefler, L.  Training primary care physicians in behavioral medicine:  graduate medical education.  Paper presented at SBM Meetings, Boston, April 30 (1988).

Kabat-Zinn, J. The clinical uses of mindfulness in behavioral medicine.   Paper presented at AABT Meetings, Washington D.C., November 5, 1989.

Curley, F.J., French, C.L., Tarbell, S., Kabat-Zinn, J., and Irwin, R.S. Do patients perceive and cope with dyspnea similarly to pain? Paper presented at the American Thoracic Society Meetings, Boston, May 21, 1990.

Weinberger, J., McLeod, C., McClelland, D., Santorelli, S.F., and Kabat-Zinn, J.   Motivational change following a meditation-based stress reduction program for medical outpatients.  Poster presented at the lst International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden, June 28, 1990.

Kristeller, J., Peterson, L., Massion, A., Pbert, L., Miller, J., and Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness-based stress reduction in the treatment of anxiety disorders: effectiveness and limitations. Poster presented at the lst International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden, June 28, 1990.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Mumford, G., Levi-Alvares, D., Santorelli, S., and Skillings, A. A mindfulness-meditation based stress reduction clinic for low-income inner city residents: outcomes and receptivity. Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, March 11, 1993.

Miller, J., Fletcher, K., and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of  anxiety disorders: Three-year follow-up. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, March 11, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Some clinical and social applications of Buddhist mindfulness meditation in mainstream medicine and health care.  Paper presented, First International Congress on Health  Psychology, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness: What it is and what it isn't, and its value in mainstream medicine, health care, and daily living. Paper presented at International Symposium on the Comparative and Psychological Study of Meditation, Makuhari, Japan, August 2, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. A fifteen-year experience using mindfulness meditation and yoga in the mainstream of medicine and health care. Paper presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, April 14, 1994, and at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, April 14, 1994.

Abstracts and Poster Sessions

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Burney, R.  (1981) The clinical use of awareness meditation in the self-regulation of  chronic pain.   Pain Supplement 1, p.S273 (abs).  Poster presented at III World Congress on Pain, Edinburgh, August, 1981.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Lipworth, L., Sellers, W., Brew, M., and Burney, R.  Reproducibility and four year follow-up of a training program in mindfulness mediation for the self-regulation of chronic pain.  Pain Supplement 2 pg.S303 (1984) (abs).Poster presented at IV World Congress on Pain, Seattle, Sept, 1984.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Beall, B. and Rippe, J.  A systematic mental training program based on mindfulness meditation to optimize performance in collegiate and olympic rowers.  Poster presented at VI World Congress in Sport Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 1985.

Bath, J., Alfred, H. Powell, P., Cohen, A., Baker., S. and Kabat-Zinn, J. Patient Education: Relaxation training via videotape reduces cramping in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. Paper presented at APHA, Washington, D.C., Nov.18, 1985.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Goleman, D. , and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Relationship of cognitive and somatic components of anxiety and depression to patient preference for alternative relaxation techniques.  Poster presented at SBM, San Francisco, March 1986.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Sellers, W. and Santorelli, S.  Symptom reduction in medical patients following stress management training.  Poster presented at AABT Meetings, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1986.

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Compliance with physician referral for stress management training. Poster presented at AABT Meetings, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1986. 

Kabat-Zinn, J.  Six-month hospital visit cost reductions in medical patients following self-regulatory training.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington D.C. March 22, 1987.

Chapman-Waldrop, A. and Kabat-Zinn, J.  SCL-90-R symptom profiles for seven diagnostic categories of medical patients.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1987.

Chapman-Waldrop, A. and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Patient evaluation of multiple relaxation techniques: relationship to compliance and treatment outcome.  Poster presented at SBM, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1987.

Kabat-Zinn, J. and Chapman-Waldrop, A.  Compliance with physician referral for  cognitive/behavioral intervention in chronic pain patients.  Pain Suppl 4, pg. S170 1987.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Tarbell, S., French, C., Santorelli, S., Dubois, J., Curley, F., Pratter, M., and Irwin, R.  Functional status of patients with COPD following a behavioral pulmonary rehabilitation program.  Poster presented at SBM Meetings, Boston, April 29 (1988).

Frid, D., Ockene, J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Tarbell, S., and Doefler, L.  Training primary care physicians in behavioral medicine:  graduate medical education.  Paper presented at SBM Meetings, Boston, April 30 (1988).

Kabat-Zinn, J. The clinical uses of mindfulness in behavioral medicine.   Paper presented at AABT Meetings, Washington D.C., November 5, 1989.

Curley, F.J., French, C.L., Tarbell, S., Kabat-Zinn, J., and Irwin, R.S. Do patients perceive and cope with dyspnea similarly to pain? Paper presented at the American Thoracic Society Meetings, Boston, May 21, 1990.

Weinberger, J., McLeod, C., McClelland, D., Santorelli, S.F., and Kabat-Zinn, J.   Motivational change following a meditation-based stress reduction program for medical outpatients.  Poster presented at the lst International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden, June 28, 1990.

Kristeller, J., Peterson, L., Massion, A., Pbert, L., Miller, J., and Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness-based stress reduction in the treatment of anxiety disorders: effectiveness and limitations. Poster presented at the lst International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden, June 28, 1990.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Mumford, G., Levi-Alvares, D., Santorelli, S., and Skillings, A. A mindfulness-meditation based stress reduction clinic for low-income inner city residents: outcomes and receptivity. Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, March 11, 1993.

Miller, J., Fletcher, K., and Kabat-Zinn, J.  Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of  anxiety disorders: Three-year follow-up. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, March 11, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Some clinical and social applications of Buddhist mindfulness meditation in mainstream medicine and health care.  Paper presented, First International Congress on Health  Psychology, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. Mindfulness: What it is and what it isn't, and its value in mainstream medicine, health care, and daily living. Paper presented at International Symposium on the Comparative and Psychological Study of Meditation, Makuhari, Japan, August 2, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, J. A fifteen-year experience using mindfulness meditation and yoga in the mainstream of medicine and health care. Paper presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, April 14, 1994, and at the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, April 14, 1994.

Papers on MBSR from Other Researchers

Kaplan, HK, Goldenberg, DL, and Galvin-Nadeau, M.  The impact of a meditation-based stress reduction program on fibromyalgia.  Gen Hosp. Psychiatry (1993) 15:284-289.

Goldenberg, DL, Kaplin, KH, Nadeau, MG, et al.  A controlled study of a stress reduction, cognitive-behavorial treatment program in fibromyalgia.  Musculoskeletal Pain (1994) 2:53-66.

Teasdale, JD, Segal, ZV, and Williams, JMC.  How does cognitive therapy prevent depressive relapse and why should attentional control (mindfulness) help?  Behav Res Ther (1995) 33:25-29.

Astin, JA.  Stress Reduction through mindfulness meditation:  Effects of psychosocial symptomatology, sense of control, and spiritual experiences.  Psychother Psychosom (1997) 66:97-106.

Roth, B and Creaser, T.  Mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction:  Experience with a bilingual inner-city program.  The Nurse Practitioner (1997) 22:150-176.

Shapiro, SL, Schwartz, GE, and Bonner, G.  Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on medical and premedical students.  J Behav Med (1998) 1:93-98.

Shapiro, SL and Schwartz, GE.  Mindfulness in medical education:  Fostering the health of physicians and medical practice.  Integrative Med (1998) 21:581-599.

Shaprio, SL and Schwartz, GE.  The role of intention in self-regulation:  Toward intentional systemic mindfulness.  In Boekaerts, M., Pintrich, PR, and Zeidner, M (Eds) Handbook of Self-Regulation, Academic Press, New York (1999, in press).

Randolph, PD, Caldera YM, Tacone AM et al.  The long-term combined effects of medical treatment and a mindfulness-based behavorial program for the multidisciplinary management of chronic pain in West Texas. Pain Digest (1999) 9:103-112.

Teasdale, JD.  Metacognition, mindfulness and the modification of mood disorders.  Clin Psychol Psychother (1999) 6:146-155.

Epstein, R.M.  Mindful Practice.  JAMA (1999) 262:833-839.

Marlatt, G A, and Kristeller, J.  Mindfulness and Meditation.  In: Miller, WR (Ed), Integrating spirituality into treatment (1999) 67-84.

Teasdale, JD, Segal, ZV, Williams MG, Ridgeway, VA, Soulsby, JM, Lau, MA.  Prevention of Relapse/Recurrence in Major Depression by Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.  J. of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2000) 68:615-623.

Speca, M, Carlson, LE, Goodey, E, Angen, M.  A randomized, wait-list controlled clinical trial:  the effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on mood and symptoms of stress in cancer outpatients.  Psychosom Med (2000) 62:613-622.

Mills, N, Allen, J.  Mindfulness of movement as a coping strategy in multiple sclerosis:  a pilot study.  Gen Hosp Psychiatry (2000) 22:425-431.

Williams JMG, Teasdale JD, Segal ZV and Soulsby J.  Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces overgeneral autobiographical memory in formerly depressed patients.  J Abnorm Psychol (2001).

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